On Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James scored his 30,000th career point on a mid-range jump shot over Spurs guard Danny Green. He joined a prestigious club that includes only six other superstars in NBA history, those being Dirk Nowitzki, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and the all-time leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Being a pass-first player in this league, it was surprising to see Lebron become the youngest person in professional basketball history to reach the milestone, but with the work ethic and dedication to the game of basketball, it is no surprise LeBron James achieved this.

After a long and successful 20-year career, Kobe Bryant knows all about the grind it takes to score all those points season by season, as he sits third on the all-time scoring list with 33,643 career points. So he had a message for “the chosen one,” and he sent it to him via Twitter.

Kobe tweets congratulatory message to LBJ

LeBron James always mentions his upbringing, coming from being a young kid from Akron, Ohio to the world-renowned best basketball player on planet earth. And former NBA superstar and five-time NBA champion, Kobe Bean Bryant knows this. So when he sent his message to the four-time MVP on his Twitter handle, he gave notion to it.

This tweet poses an inspirational statement for any kids who don’t believe they can make it from the bottom to the top.

Kobe praises LeBron’s ability to make it out of the streets and turn his life into something special, and he is using his tweet to let young people know that they too can do it.

The hill to climb

LeBron James sits at seventh place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 30,021 career points in 1,106 career regular season games.

But at although at age 33 and still in his prime, he does have a long way to go if he wants to go to the top and become the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. Currently, Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sits at the very top with 38,387 career points, 8,366 above King James. But with LeBron’s career scoring average he should be able to catch Kareem in 4-5 more seasons, it all depends on his durability and how much longer he is able to be a big-time scorer in the league.

Recently, Abdul-Jabbar himself spoke about this and expressed his belief that Lebron can one day catch and surpass him on the all-time scoring list, saying:

“Oh yes. Especially if he doesn’t get hurt…He certainly has a chance if he continues to be the focus of their offense.”

He will have to pass other greats including Dirk, Wilt, Jordan, Kobe, and Malone first, but if anyone is ever to do it, that man is LeBron Raymone James.